Off and Running!

How long will design take? That’s one of the questions I hear most during a prospective client interview. And I usually tell them within reason, we can move as fast as they can make decisions. Which is why mine and James’ renovation took two years before construction started. However, once…
Clint Thomson
July 17, 2020


Today is Bastille Day, the French holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille. Or for you Francophiles, la Fête nationale. However, as I am neither French nor revolutionary, today would have simply gone by with little muss or fuss. Except lately I find myself missing the one place in the…
Clint Thomson
July 14, 2020

Are We Proud Yet?

We are at the end of Pride for 2020. In all fairness we are proud year-round, but it is now the end of Pride month. To say this year was more unusual than most is an understatement. Especially coming off the fanfare surrounding last year’s 50th anniversary of the Stonewall…
Clint Thomson
July 3, 2020

Dog Days Every Day

Happy National Take Your Dog to Work Day! So who’s taking their dog to the office? Oh yeah. These days that’s pretty much most of us who have a dog. While having to adjust to the sudden shift to working from home has been pretty sucky, at least we’ve had…
Clint Thomson
June 26, 2020


I had to put on pants on Monday. Not that I spend my days at home running around pantless. I do have some standards – and a lot of shorts. However, I was meeting with a client, and we were visiting a showroom. Neither one would have really cared about…
Clint Thomson
June 19, 2020

Royal Flush

During a recent stroll around the neighborhood, James and I passed a house with not one, but two broken toilets sitting on the curb. Desperately waiting for bulky trash pickup. My first thought: “Wow! They broke both toilets?” Quickly followed by: “I guess we know who bought all the toilet…
Clint Thomson
June 12, 2020

Build Back Better

Today is World Environment Day. For the last few days, I’ve been trying to figure out why that should matter. Between a global pandemic, mass protests in the US, and another tropical storm headed towards Louisiana, World Environment Day felt somewhat trivial. Shouldn’t I be more focused on the immediate?…
Clint Thomson
June 5, 2020
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Desk of an Architect

My office is a disaster! Okay. Maybe that’s a little dramatic. Or a lot. However, I was looking around the other day and wondering how I managed to cover every flat surface available in the last five months. Even after having moved in and then rearranging the space a couple…
Clint Thomson
May 29, 2020

For the Dogs (and Cats)

I think our dog Boo is confused. While moving my office home was an adjustment for me, lately we’ve been noticing that she’s having her own adjustment. Or at least it seems that way. Because James has worked from home for so long, she’s accustomed to sleeping away the day…
Clint Thomson
May 19, 2020

I Said No

My publicist bought his first house last year. And in short order was on the phone with me asking if I could help him change the unflattering lighting in his Master Bath to the softest lighting known to mankind. A girl has to look good, right? Even if it is…
Clint Thomson
May 11, 2020